October 22, 2018 06:39 PM
(ABC 6 News) - The Austin community today is celebrating the life of a former Mayor and pioneer broadcaster, John O'Rourke.
O'Rourke passed away Thursday at the age of 84.
He was a long-time broadcaster for KAUS Radio and KAAL-TV, was inducted into the “Minnesota Radio-TV Broadcasters” Hall Of Fame.
He also served as Mayor of Austin from 1986 to 1996, and in 1972 started the radio/TV broadcasting program at what would later become Riverland Community College and was a long-time emcee of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin.
Updated: October 22, 2018 06:39 PM
Created: October 22, 2018 11:19 AM
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